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Food Support Service Coordinator 

Please note we cannot accommodate students on a co-op term who will be working full-time hours. This is due to coordinators needing to be available regularly during the day to run their operations. If you have any questions, please contact services.support@wusa.ca

Service Description: The Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Food Support Service is a student-run, non-profit organization. Its main function is to provide confidential assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to meet their basic needs. Our office is stocked with a variety of non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products. We additionally run unique projects and events to raise awareness of hunger problems and to raise food for our service and needy groups in the local area.
Job Title: Coordinator, Food Support Service (2 Term Contract – Fall 2022 – Winter 2023)
Department: Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) Student-Run Service
Reports To: WUSA Services Manager
Weekly Hours: Up to 15/Hrs per week
Rate: $16.00/hr
Effective Date: August 30th, 2022
End Date: April 29th, 2023

Benefits of Working for the Food Support Service: 
The coordinator position for the WUSA Food Support Service is a very exciting and challenging role for people who are looking to take on greater responsibility on the management and operation of the office. You will sharpen your collaboration, project management, team management, and leadership skills while helping the WUSA Food Support Service improve and provide better service to the campus community.

Role Description: The coordinators are responsible for the overall day-to-day administration and operations of Food Support Service, the organizational culture, volunteer management, training and development, and events and collaborations on campus and working with the Regional Food Bank.

Key Accountabilities:  
Overall logistics and general operations of The Food Support Service including the physical space and safety for all volunteers and visitors
Ensure Food Hampers are filled regularly
Ensure survey data is collected
Manage pick up of donations
Supervision, training and support for the exec and volunteers
Organizing events (booking spaces, event forms, logistics, etc)
Maintaining general email address and replying promptly to messages
Managing finances
Regularly review the service operations and consistently improve operations
Collaborate with the Regional Food Bank to ensure food is secured as needed
Work with the WUSA marketing department to ensure proper promotion of the Centre and all related events and activities
Attend a weekly meeting with the Services Manager and must submit an end of term report in accordance with the WUSA policies and procedures
Submit hours tracking and payroll information as required

Requirements and assets for the role: 
Previous experience within the Food Support Service is strongly preferred
A strong understanding of food security issues
Must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo and enrolled in the term(s) indicated
Must be able to be physically on campus during the term(s) as needed
Must be committed to fulfilling the required hours to ensure the quality of service
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to lead a team, engage and motivate
Able to make timely decisions, independently and with a group
Strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Knowledge of budgeting and finance
Knowledge of volunteering and administration
Strong knowledge of social media

Training Requirements: 
Required to attend training with WUSA Services Manager prior to the official start date (dates TBA)

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating your experience and how you meet the requirements of the role to services.support@wusa.ca with the subject line “WUSA Food Support Service Coordinator Spring 2022 Application” by July 17th, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST. 

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